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17:45 - 20:00 29 October 2013

Doctors of the Dark Side


Cruciform LT1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Philippe Sands, discussant, UCL Laws
Dr Nimisha Patel, discussant, UEL, ICHHR
Dr Anita Berlin, discussant, UCL SLMS
Dr Saladin Meckled-Garcia, chair, UCL Institute for Human Rights
Dr Amanda C de C Williams, introduction, UCL PALS, ICHHR

Doctors of the Dark Side is a documentary (director: Martha Davis) which exposes how psychologists and physicians implemented and covered up the torture of detainees in US-controlled military prisons. The stories of 4 detainees and the doctors involved in their abuse show how essential doctors have been to the torture program, and how professional bodies for medicine and psychology responded to their members’ involvement in torture.

This will be followed by discussion, led by Prof Philippe Sands (UCL Laws), Dr Nimisha Patel (UEL & ICHHR), and Dr Anita Berlin (UCL Medical School), chair Dr Saladiin Meckled-Garcia (UCL Institute for Human Rights), and introduced by Dr Amanda Williams (UCL PALS & ICHHR).


Lisa Penfold
+44 (0)20 7679 1514 | lisa.penfold@ucl.ac.uk